We offer programs that empower newcomer youth to express themselves and lead positive change. Through workshops and activities, they gain confidence, increase friendships, and improve their communication skills.


kids playing during summer camp

Get Moving! After-School Programs

Safe and supervised programming for children aged 8-12. Each program site provides homework assistance, excursions and arts-based activities to help kids maintain a healthy mind and body. Includes summer camps as well.

Youth participants during Newcomer Orientation Week

Newcomer Orientation Week (NOW)

Orientation sessions to welcome newcomer students and their parents into secondary and elementary schools across northwest Toronto. Newcomer Orientation Week (NOW) and Welcome and Information for Newcomers (WIN) offer hands-on leadership activities for youth just entering the school system.

For more information, please call 416-784-0920 or send us an email.

Newcomer Settlement Programs

Programs for youth and parents around leadership, community engagement, employment readiness, financial literacy, stress management and more. Currently, these programs are focused around supporting the Assyrian and Filipino newcomer communities.

For more information, please call 416-784-0920 or send us an email.

Perspectives Project

A multicultural, multi-faith, LGBTQ-friendly group that uses Digital Storytelling and other forms of creative expression to establish a space for newcomer youth to connect, share, and find common ground.

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Seeds of Change Project

A Youth Participatory Action Research (Y-PAR) project funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Seed Grant. The project aims to support individual youth in understanding what they need to enhance their own lives; ultimately, towards a transformative change at the level of the community, as youth take the results of their research and mobilize together to take collective action.

Read the report

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Settlement in Schools

Settlement and Education Partnerships in Toronto (SEPT) is a school-based program that helps newcomer students and their families get settled in their school and community.

Village Bloggurls

A weekly leadership and media literacy program where girls and mentors create a safe and supportive environment in order to explore the issues that matter to them.

V.O.I.C.E. Youth Leadership

The V.O.I.C.E. Project (Voicing Our Ideas for Change and Empowerment) combines arts and activism, and provides newcomer youth with the opportunity to share their ideas through paint, dance, song, or simply participation.


For more information, please call 416-784-0920 Ext. 2226 or send us an email.

See also: Settlement in Schools